Automated Restaurants: eat like the Jetsons
What are automated restaurants?
It’s pretty much what it sounds like. They are eating & drinking establishments that use some form of technology to automatically perform certain service-related tasks for the customer. In other words, robots serve customers in place of humans.
For example, some restaurants use iPads to instantly take orders and payments in lieu of a waiter. Others may use conveyor belts (e.g. kaiten-sushi), robots or drones to deliver the food to the tables. In most cases, the automation is part of the customer experience. The future is here.
Where can I check them out? Automated restaurants are prevalent in parts of Europe and Asia…especially Japan which has pretty much everything from robot waiters to food ATMs. However, you can find many restaurants with unique forms of automation throughout the US.
Boston, MA: robot prepared bowls at Spyce?: Spyce on Facebook
Fremont, CA: conveyor belt-delivered food at
Gen Korean BBQ ?: Gen Korean BBQ on Facebook
Las Vegas, NV: robot bartenders at the
Tipsy Robot ?: @thetipsyrobot on Instagram
San Diego, CA: conveyor belt-delivered food at
Kura Revolving Sushi Bar ?: Kura on Facebook
Silicon Valley (Mountain View, CA): robot-made
pizzas at Zume Pizza ?: Zume Pizza on Facebook
Washington D.C. (McLean, VA): conveyor belt-delivered food at Wasabi?: Wasabi on Facebook
Honolulu, HI: iPad ordering and
bullet train delivery at Genki Sushi?: Genki Suhi on Facebook
Kansas City, MO: train-delivered food at
Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant ?: Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant on Facebook
Los Angeles, CA (Torrance): iPad ordering at Stacked?: Stacked on Facebook
San Francisco, CA: iPad ordering and
personalized cubby pickup at Eatsa?: Eatsa on Facebook
Seattle, WA: conveyor belt-delivered food at
Blue C Sushi?: Blue C Sushi on Facebook